French "baffled" as voters turn to far right

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French "baffled" as voters turn to far right
Oct 15, 2013

"France's mainstream political parties were Monday scratching their heads over what to do about a surge by the Front National (FN) after a breakthrough by-election win for the far-right party.

The ruling Socialist party and the centre-right Union for a Popular Movement (UMP), the party of former president Nicolas Sarkozy, face humiliating reverses in municipal and European elections next year if the FN can sustain its current standing in the eyes of an electorate thoroughly fed-up with record unemployment, rising taxes and a perceived increase in crime and insecurity."

Socialists are always baffled when voters get fed up with higher taxes, increases in crime and more unemployment.

They just can't understand why voters wouldn't want those things.

http://www.france24.com/en/20131014-mainstream-baffled-french-turn-far-right

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